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Rams quarterback Sam Bradford, teammates visit Joplin

From Staff Reports Published: May 27, 2011

St. Louis Rams quarterback Sam Bradford, a Heisman Trophy winner at OU, was one of several NFL players to visit tornado-ravaged Joplin, Mo., on Thursday.

According to the Joplin Globe, Bradford flew to Joplin along with fellow Rams players Adam Goldberg, James Laurinatis, James Hall and Jason Brown, plus former Ram and New Orleans Saints tight end Ernie Conwell and DeMaurice Smith, the executive director of the NFL Players Association. The group visited with families on the Missouri Southern campus, threw the football around and handed out trading cards.

“Growing up in Oklahoma, I know exactly what tornadoes can do and the effect they can have on people's lives,” Bradford told the Globe. “When Adam asked me to come down here, definitely we wanted to get down here and help out as much as we could.”